We spent some time helping Jordan, Raji, and River get comfortable with the ATV.
We allow the horses time to relax around the ATV when it’s not running. We also have them follow the ATV at the walk and trot to help build their confidence — it’s always less frightening when the noisy thing is moving away from you rather than toward you.
ATV awareness is an invaluable skill for staying safer and having more fun on the trails. We also use the ATV and its trailer to bring hay into the pens, so the horses who live at EPI very quickly learn to look forward to the sounds and smells of the vehicle. (It’s not cheating, it’s savvy!)